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Oncolytic Virus Therapy

Monday, November 12, 2012

An oncolytic virus is a virus that preferentially infects and destroys cancer cells.  Oncolytic viruses are an attractive, potential approach to cancer therapy because of their ability to seek out cancer cells.  These viruses can be used to either directly destroy cancer cells or inject desired materials into a cancer cell. An oncolytic virus can be engineered in the laboratory or can occur naturally.  At this time there are no oncolytic viruses approved by the US FDA to treat cancer patients. 

There has been recent buzz in the neuroendocrine tumor community about an oncolytic virus to treat neuroendocrine tumors. We welcome this publicity as an opportunity to raise awareness about neuroendocrine tumors.  In particular, for increased funding for scientific research to develop effective therapies for patients.

CFCF Awards Over $1,000,000 in 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Today, I am very pleased to share exciting news on the research front. The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation has awarded $1,050,000 in research grants to researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Research Laboratory, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Rockefeller University.

Last year, CFCF-funded researchers revolutionized neuroendocrine tumor research with breakthrough results. Through this latest round of funding, researchers will advance last year’s promising findings and generate models that the entire neuroendocrine tumor research community can use to develop new treatments for patients.

These projects fit into CFCF’s diversified research strategy that seeks, simultaneously, to:

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